I'm going to build a 72 Nova 350/Auto stocker any one else running in that class. I'm looking for any input I can get. Ed
I am confused and have been confused about that as well. I know some of you guys that run this class may think, " just go read the rule book, or surf the internet!" There are still questions.John65ss said:Now I'm confused... I thought a '72 Nova "stock class" car had to use 993 or 487 heads, cast iron Q-jet intake, etc... fast burn doesn't really fit a "stocker" does it?
Fatcat is definatly correct. Stock eliminator is a dedicated type of racing. In my 327 I have $15,000 in the motor alone and yes it conforms to the NHRA rules on Stock. The challenge of the class is how fast you can go with staying within the rules. Also to be able to run a National event. I love the class and wouldn't race anything else. The nice thing about a stocker is that you can still run brackets at your local track if you want. The only downside to this is that a competetive stocker (al least most stocker racers I know) uses special low tension back cut piston rings that will make more horsepower that a convention race ring but will not live as long as a conventional ring. Its like anything. There is pros and cons to any class that you run. If its what you want to do then go out and have some fun. IHRA does allow crate motor classes in their stock class where NHRA doesnot. The bad thing about running a crate motor class is that you can only run stock in IHRA. At least with a normal combination you can run both. On a side note, RPOZ28, a friend of mine is changing combinations and has an engine for sale. It is a good competitive motor with only about 65 runs on it and has run 8 tenths under th NHRA index. It is out of a 68 Camaro 350-295 rated horsepower. You can claim your car as a 70 Nova and only with an intake change (casting number) would be completely legal for you car. It would be a "F,G,H" car. I think he wants $5500 for it. Can't build one for that.I don't want to rain on your parade but you should maybe do a little more research before diving into this pool. I don't know much about IHRA but I do have some experience with NHRA, and if thats what you're going to run be aware that choosing the right body, motor, trans combo is not something to be approached without intense research. The sophistication of a world class stock eliminator motor is as out there as it gets. You are working within a set of rules that leave absolutly no margin, but that being said, I don't think there is more fun and satisfaction to be had than running stock eliminator. Finding out if there are cars running successfully with your proposed combo might be a good place to start, but whatever, good luck.